Linguistics Courses

Core Courses

  • ANT 280 Linguistic Anthropology

    This course is an introduction to the field of linguistic anthropology, with special emphasis on language as a basic component of human culture. Subjects include the humanness of language, the study of linguistic structure, description and analysis of languages, origins of human speech, the history of languages and writing, the use of language in social relations, and the relationship among language, thought, and culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Introduction to fundamental concepts of linguistic theory as they apply to languages of the world, especially English. Areas covered include phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and some applied areas, such as language variation, change, and acquisition, disorders, and language and culture. Students cannot receive credit for both ENG 296 and ENG 591.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings


Electives

  • ANT 380 Language and Culture

    Prerequisite: ANT 280 or ENG 296.

    Advanced study in linguistic anthropology on topics such as ethnographies of speaking, ethnolinguistics, language change and historical linguistics. Variable content course. May be repeated when topic changes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 381 Language, Thought, and Culture

    Prerequisite: ANT 280 or ENG 296.

    This course explores the relationship among language, thought, and culture; how language delineates underlying categories of human experience, and how language influences perspective on the world and everyday behavior. Specific topics will include linguistic relativity, the Whorf hypothesis, language and world-view, and metaphor.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 382 Writing, Literacy, and Orality

    Prerequisite: ANT 280 or ENG 296.

    This course explores the development and structure of writing systems around the world, and the relationship between writing systems and languages; the effects writing and literacy have had on social, political, and religious institutions, as well as on psychology and cognition; characteristics of oral societies; and knowledge, memory, and performance in oral vs. literate societies.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CSD 210 Phonetics

    Instructional and laboratory application of international phonetic alphabet in transcribing normal/disordered American English.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition

    Theories and sequence of normal language development, emphasizing phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic abilities. Emphasis on first six years.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 390 Modern English Grammar

    Prerequisite: 60 hours.

    The structure of American English, with emphasis on current descriptive approaches to English grammar.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 491 History of the English Language

    Prerequisite: 60 hours.

    Historical development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to present-day American English. Considers written language as a source of evidence, language as a cultural artifact, and the dynamics of linguistic/cultural contact.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 494 Dialects of American English

    Prerequisite: 60 hours.

    Regional, social, and ethnic variation in American English. Incorporates linguistic geography and sociolinguistic approaches, and considers relevant political and educational issues.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 590 Grammatical Analysis

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and ENG 296 or ENG 390 or ENG 591.

    Advanced study of English morphology and syntax using a variety of current approaches, including phrase-structure, transformational, discourse-based, and semantic-based grammars. May be taught concurrently with ENG 690. Cannot receive credit for both ENG 690 and ENG 590.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 592 Sociolinguistics for Language Teaching

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and ENG 296 or ENG 390 or ENG 591.

    Various sociolinguistic topics, with an emphasis on those relevant for language teaching, such as language altitudes; standard languages; literacy; language variation; multilingualism; language planning and policy; and language maintenance and loss. May be taught concurrently with ENG 688. Cannot receive credit for both ENG 688 and ENG 592.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 593 Studies in Linguistics

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and ENG 296 or ENG 390 or ENG 591.

    Topics in linguistics including history of linguistics, language acquisition, or transformational grammars. May be repeated to a total of 9 hours if topic is different. May be taught concurrently with ENG 689. Cannot receive credit for both ENG 689 and ENG 593.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 595 Principles of Second Language Acquisition

    Prerequisite: 60 hours and ENG 296 or ENG 390 or ENG 591.

    The processes of both first and second language acquisition, with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and bilingualism. Includes the theory behind and history of TESOL methodologies, as well as contemporary theoretical issues in TESOL. May be taught concurrently with ENG 695. Cannot receive credit for both ENG 695 and ENG 595.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 523 Psychology and Language

    Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of Psychology. An examination into the nature of and research in human language and its relationship to psychology. Topics will include the biological bases of language, speech production and perception, word recognition, sentence processing, reading, discourse, dyslexia, grammar and the lexicon. This course will cover current theories on these topics and experimental paradigms analyzing language and psychology. May be taught concurrently with PSY 623. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 523 and PSY 623.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 324 Topics in Spanish Linguistics

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Develops students' understanding of issues in Spanish linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. May be repeated one with different content. Variable content Course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings